Visualising data

Data visualisation is like a new language. Not only does it help us produce beautiful and fascinating representations, but it also allows us to more readily manage and understand what datasets actually mean.

The Challenge

Managing large volumes of data

Data is becoming larger and more complex, as we study and learn more about the world.

While data in its raw form contains highly valuable information, it's extremely difficult for researchers to draw patterns and make conclusions from it accurately, let alone quickly or to precise detail.

Rudimentary data visualisation such as charts, maps, tables and graphs have been around for a very long time, but are no longer adequate for big data researchers, who government and industry are working with to solve the world's greatest challenges.

Our Response

Giving data meaning

We're using data visualisation techniques, such as computational 3D modelling, to address a broad range of research areas and give big data meaning.

It's opening up new areas of research as scientists can do more with data, faster than ever before.

We're combining visual and automated analysis so that pairing data becomes more powerful. Users can seamlessly look at their data and perform computations on it, refining their analysis with each step.

Case studies

  • Visualising and analysing spatial data

    We’ve developed Terria™, a spatial data platform that provides advanced mapping software and spatial inference.

  • Mapping Australia-wide data

    We developed the Australian Government's NationalMap, pulling data from government bodies around the country to give a single view of available information that is visualised by location.

  • Bringing together geospatial data

    We've created AREMI, a free, open access portal to geospatial data for the renewable energy industry.

  • Mapping global risks

    Data visualisation is providing greater understanding of the social, economic and environmental cost of natural disasters as well as highlighting areas of greatest vulnerability.

  • Planning energy efficient homes

    We're using geographic information and thermal mapping to help individual home owners and councils plan more energy efficient and sustainable infrastructure.

  • Visualising GPS tracks

    Anyone who walks, runs, hikes, skis, glides, rock climbs, flies a drone or paraglides can use Doarama's GPS track visualisations to graphically represent their performance on social media.

  • Visualising complex proteins

    We've created a publicly available web resource that is helping life scientists work with large amounts of complex protein data.

  • The Hungry Microbiome

    We've created a fascinating biomedical animation, The Hungry Microbiome, to bring to life years of scientific research and educate the public on how starch gets broken down in the gut.

  • The virtual mouth

    Our favourite everyday processed foods could taste just as good but be healthier in future, thanks to our virtual mouth technology that is revealing the science of chewing.

  • Minardo

    We've developed an innovative web-based tool that allows researchers to examine time-series datasets generated by high-throughput mass spectrometry experiments.


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